Made TV Network Continues to Expand with Launch of New Channel for Teesside

News Announcement

8 March 2017

Made Television, the UK’s fastest growing, regionally dedicated television network, will continue its expansion with the launch of a dedicated, new channel for Teesside.

Made in Teesside will launch on 30 March, 2017 and will be available on Freeview 7 and Virgin 159, 24 hours a day.

Made Television has also been awarded the license for Mold in North Wales and will be launching a dedicated channel there later this year. The channel will be available 24 hours per day via Freeview 8 and Virgin 159.

The launch of Made in Teesside follows the regional network’s launch of two new channels in Birmingham and Liverpool late last year. In barely two years, Made Television has expanded into eight major urban centres and the latest launch will enable the network to grow its reach further in the key Teesside region of the UK.

Says Jamie Conway, CEO of Made Television, ‘We are very excited to be bringing Made Television to viewers in Teesside. Our commitment to provide local content that reflects the lives and aspirations of our viewers has been very successful to date and we will be replicating this for our viewers in Teesside. We are also committed to providing opportunities for local people to get involved in what we do and we’re looking forward to working with the local community to present a great new channel later this month.’

Since launching, Made Television has achieved 100% year-on-year revenue growth, with repeat business accounting for a high proportion of advertising at the City TV stations. BARB figures consistently endorse Made TV’s view that audiences are seeking an alternative to homogenised entertainment, providing an alternative to the less targeted regional output of some national television networks.

Made TV has won a raft of awards for its programming, including the prestigious RTS Centre Award given to Made in Tyne & Wear for its “Significant mark on the television and creative industries sector over the past twelve months.” The channel was also commended for its role as a “nursery slope” for new talent in the region and for its innovation in programming and scheduling.

 

Notes To Editors:

Made Television broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Made in

Birmingham is available via Sky 117, Freeview 7 and Virgin 159; Made in

Bristol, Made in Leeds, Made in Tyne & Wear and Made in Liverpool are available on Sky Guide 117, Freeview 7 and Virgin 159. Made in Cardiff is available on Sky Guide 134, Freeview 8 and Virgin 159.

You can watch live or catch up online at www.madetelevision.tv/live

 

Contact Details:

Sandra Keenan, KeenanComms

M: 07776 185003

Sandra@keenancomms.co.uk

Victoria Clapham

Made Television

Victoria.clapham@madetelevision.tv

T: 0113 877 4487